Were you a victim of persecution in your country of origin? If you were and are a foreign national living in the United States, applying for Asylum could protect you and allow you to remain in the U.S. provided that you meet the definition of a refugee and are not barred from either applying for or being granted asylum. If your application is successful, you could eventually become a lawful permanent resident.
Every year, thousands of people come to the United States in need of protection because they have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and/or political opinion. Those who are in the United States and wish to apply must do so before the first anniversary of their entry to the U.S.
The application process is complicated. It begins with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If USCIS does not grant approval, the case is then transferred to an Immigration Judge. We highly recommend that you use the assistance of an experienced asylum lawyer for the best chance of having your application approved. South Florida immigration Attorney Jorge L. Delgado represents applicants at any and all stages of the asylum application process, including the application before USCIS until the final decision by the Judge or the Board of Appeals.
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